Dr. Huang will present findings from the National Adult Anterior Open Bite Study, which was conducted in the NDPBRN setting. The study enrolled more than 90 practitioners and 347 patients from across the United States. Dr. Huang will describe the success rates associated with 4 major categories of treatment - aligners, fixed appliances, TADs, and orthognathic surgery. He will also discuss practitioner and patient factors related to satisfaction and stability. Finally, he will review the mechanism by which open bites were corrected using the 4 treatment categories, based on cephalometric analyses.
Describe the frequency of treatments that were recommended to the patients in this study.
Recognize factors that are related to treatment success and stability.
Evaluate treatment changes that result in successful treatment of openbite cases.